Special Event Notice
Running Start is hosting an information session on Saturday, February 4 at 10 a.m. in-person on the main campus in the Student Union Building or online via Zoom. Learn more and sign up on the Events page.
Running Start at Green River College
Running Start is an exciting and nationally recognized program that allows high school juniors and seniors to enroll in college courses tuition-free. Credits earned at Green River are transferable to most four-year colleges and universities, and can satisfy high school graduation requirements. Students may attend classes at Green River full-time or part-time, depending on high school enrollment. Learn more by viewing our information session video here. Watch the RS Events Page (see below) for information sessions coming up!
Enrollment Dates & Deadlines:
|Quarter||EVF Priority Processing Date*||Returning Student Enrollment Opens||Classes Begin||Enrollment Deadline|
|Winter 2023||October 28||November 8||January 3, 2023||January 5, 2023|
|Spring 2023||January 27||February 7||April 3||April 5|
|Fall 2023||April 28||early May||September 25||September 27|
|Quarter||Enrollment Packets Accepted Beginning||New Student Enrollment Opens||Paperwork Deadline||Classes Begin|
|Winter 2023||November 1||November 21||December 19||January 3, 2023|
|Spring 2023||February 1||February 21||March 22||April 3|
|Fall 2023||April 1||Late May||Priority - July 3 / Final - September 15||September 25|
*Please note that Priority Processing Date means that students who turn in paperwork prior to this date have the assurance that their documents will be processed prior to when enrollment opens. All documents are processed in the order they were received. Students that turn in their documents after the priority processing date will be processed provided it is turned in before the close of business on the deadline date.
About Running Start
Learn more about the Running Start program here!
Getting Started with Running Start
All of the steps and process to getting started with Running Start
Running Start Events
Keep up with all of our Information Sessions, Parent/Guardian Events, and Student Workshops
Running Start Forms
All of our important forms for future and current Running Start students
High School Equivalency Guides
Information regarding High School graduation requirements for Running Start students
Advising for all Running Start students.
The Running Start staff are dedicated to supporting Running Start students' education at Green River College. Students can seek advising for course placement, educational planning, transfer planning and other needs. We offer support through various formats and programs such as orientations, appointments, workshops, email and social media.Meet the Staff
Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently asked questions for future students, current students, and parents/guardians
Hours of Operation
Zoom Virtual Lobby Hours:
|Monday - Thursday|
9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and
2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
|*For drop-in advising times, please check our Running Start Advising Page.|
|Monday - Thursday|
|8 a.m. to 5 p.m.|
|9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.|
|*Please note that masks are required when visiting the Running Start office.|
Phone Hours: (253) 288-3380
|Monday - Thursday|
|8 a.m. to 12 p.m.|
|10 a.m. to 12 p.m.|
If you have any questions about Running Start or would like to schedule an appointment to meet with an Educational Planner please do not hesitate to contact us!
Virtual lobby: Connect with us via Zoom - see hours of operation above for availability.
Phone: 253-288-3380 - see hours of operation above for availability.
Visit: The Running Start Office is located in the Student Affairs Building (SA 135) on the Main Campus.
NOTE: Running Start is available for in-person assistance on Monday - Friday and masks are required when visiting the Running Start office in-person.
12401 SE 320th Street
Auburn, WA 98092-3699